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Sticky Toffee pudding, do you have the perfect recipe?

iL Divo Jun 3, 2013 10:11 PM

In England thinking about sticky toffee pudding.
Do you have the recipe I'll be wanting to make? Moscavado sugar-what's that? Any recipe using Lyle's Golden Syrup or Treacle? Please share-thank you.

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    Harters Jun 4, 2013 05:49 AM

    Sticky toffee pudding is generally credited as having been invented by Francis Coulson of the Sharrow Bay Hotel. Of course, his recipe will have been in restaurant proportions but here's a scaled down version of the original.


    By the by, the hotel still has it on the menu every night and it's delicious.

    You say you're currently in the UK? In which case, you'll find muscavado sugar in any supermarket if you're wanting to use a recipe that includes that.

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    1. re: Harters
      iL Divo Jun 20, 2013 11:33 PM

      Harters thanks for help.
      I'll look for the sugar next time I'm in Tesco.
      I have this >(demerara sugar) is it the same as musavado? I bought it in bulk at Sprouts.

      1. re: iL Divo
        Harters Jun 21, 2013 02:05 AM

        Demerara and muscovado are pretty similar with a really rich flavour. Muscovado is the stronger, more molasses-like, of the two.

      2. re: Harters
        iL Divo Jun 20, 2013 11:57 PM

        well Harters and Emily, in my future is to make both of these.
        they both look delicous and one is with alcohol while the other has none. hum..........which to make tomorrow?
        with a nursing mommie in the house, I'd better make Harters first so our DDIL doesn't make our little one fussy.
        thanks both of you for great recipes.

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          JudiAU Jul 1, 2013 12:19 PM

          This is the one you want. We stayed there a few years ago and it still remains one of our best hotel visits and dinners ever.

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            iL Divo Jul 2, 2013 07:29 AM

            dang wish I'd have known of this place when hubby and I went a few years ago.
            I'll have to look up where it is for next time, if there is one (?)

        2. emily Jun 4, 2013 07:48 AM

          I love Kate Zuckerman's version:

          1. chefj Jun 4, 2013 04:15 PM

            Here is a link to many threads on this subject you may find help there

            1. paulj Jun 4, 2013 04:21 PM

              In American terms, it is a cake (with dates) with a butterscotch sauce.

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                Harters Jun 5, 2013 01:29 AM

                Whereas, in British terms, it's a pudding as it's eaten as a dessert. Cakes are eaten as snacks.

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                  montrealeater Jul 1, 2013 02:40 PM

                  Harters, do you happen to have a recipe for treacle pudding? The steamed kind? I've never seen it here in Canada or in the US and I miss it - miss drowning it in extra Tate and Lyle's golden syrup, too.

                  1. re: montrealeater
                    Harters Jul 6, 2013 10:20 AM

                    Here you go - http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/ty...

                    1. re: montrealeater
                      paulj Jul 6, 2013 11:54 AM

                      Tate and Lyle's also has recipes on their website.

                2. iL Divo Jun 29, 2013 11:05 AM


                  bought my moscovado sugar in Ireland and seems that sticky toffee pudding is mostly available during the holidays? yes/no...........cause I couldn't find anyone that had it available

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                    modthyrth Jun 29, 2013 09:27 PM

                    I like this recipe a lot:

                    1. LulusMom Jun 30, 2013 10:35 AM

                      Search this site for Roxlet's sticky toffee pudding. I've tried a few, but this one is by far the best, and is so good that I make it a few times a year (which is a lot for one particular cake for me).

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                        LulusMom Jun 30, 2013 10:37 AM

                        Here you go - this should take you to the recipe: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7715...

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                          roxlet Jun 30, 2013 11:27 AM


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                            LulusMom Jun 30, 2013 12:18 PM

                            What can I say - you're the goddess of STP!

                        2. Ruthie789 Jul 1, 2013 03:14 PM

                          You might want to check out the following book:

                          1. iL Divo Jul 5, 2013 12:04 PM

                            unexpectedly called away finally got my STP with banoffee ice cream.
                            so good !-)

                            I will add, was surprised to see not a "date" in sight or consumption.
                            so are they optional with more of a really thick dense heavy cake sans any 'fruit'?

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                              modthyrth Jul 5, 2013 09:43 PM

                              I've never detected a discernible date in STP. It all gets incorporated so evenly, and just becomes part of the general flavor, in my experience.

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                                LulusMom Jul 6, 2013 02:40 AM

                                Totally agree. Until I started trying to make it myself, I had no idea there were dates in it.

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                                  iL Divo Jul 6, 2013 08:59 AM

                                  thanks ....
                                  well that settles that......

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                                Londonlinda Jul 6, 2013 01:42 AM

                                In an act of selfless devotion (!) Felicity Cloake in the UK Guardian tested a whole heap of STP recipes and came up with this


                                There is also a version in Nigella Laswon's Nigella Bites where you sort of put the ingredients the dish and it mixes and cooks itself in the oven. Haven't found it online yet.

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